A 25-yard field goal and a one-yard touchdown run by Rutgers University sophomore running back Jawan Jamison has helped the Scarlet Knights stay close to the University of Connecticut, which has taken a 24-10 lead into halftime of a Big East Conference game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Rutgers (8-3, 4-2 Big East) is trying to win a share of the league title for the first time in program history, while UConn (4-6, 2-3) is trying to play the role of the spoiler.
Jamison's touchdown capped a seven-play, 80-yard drive that answered a defensive touchdown by UConn, which led 21-3 with 7:39 to play in the first half. The Huskies defensive touchdown was scored by senior defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, who picked up a fumbled snap by Rutgers sophomore quarterback Chas Dodd and ran it nine yards into the end zone. The fumble was already the Scarlet Knights' third turnover of the day, which all have led to touchdowns by UConn.
In the first quarter, UConn freshmen, running back Lyle McCombs and quarterback Scott McCumming, each scored rushing touchdowns that helped the Huskies take an early 14-0 lead. San Te's field goal cut the UConn margin to 14-3.